Residential Life Calendar

Fall Semester 2019

August 27, Tuesday. New student orientation begins; first-year residences open in a staggered method beginning at 8:00 am.

August 31, Saturday. Residences open for returning students at 9:00 am. Keys are available at the MacCaffrey Room in Keefe Campus Center during center hours (9:00 am-9:00 pm) if you arrive outside of those hours, please email Residential Life no later than 8:00 pm the day of your arrival and we will make your key available at the Amherst College Police Department dispatch desk.

Greenway Residents arriving on September 2nd between 8:00 am until 4:00 pm will pick up their keys in the Greenway A dispatch desk.

September 3, Tuesday. Fall semester classes begin. 

October 12-15, Saturday-Tuesday. Midsemester break. Residence Halls remain open but with limited services.

December 11, Wednesday. Last day of fall semester classes. 

Date TBD – Online Room Selection for Students Returning to campus from absence during Fall 2018.

December 20, Friday. Students not on campus for Spring 2019 must vacate halls by 5:00 pm.

December 21 – January 25 – Residence Halls are open but with limited services.  Students staying for some, or all, of this time must register with the Office of Residential Life.

Spring Semester 2019

January 25, Saturday. Students returning to campus after Fall 2018 absence may access housing at 9:00 am.

January 27, Monday. Spring semester classes begin at Amherst College and the University of Massachusetts. Full services for Residence Halls returns.

March 14-12, Saturday-Sunday. Spring Recess.